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View Poll Results: Do you like to see a guy wearing flip flops?
Do you like to see a guy wearing flip flops? 23 34.85%
They should only be worn to the beach and around the house 26 39.39%
I don't think they look good and should never be worn 17 25.76%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-26-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: New Hampsha
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does this apply to crocs too? i wear mine around a lot
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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I think flip flops on young men is a current fashion trend that will probably die out eventually. It's popular with college students, since flip-flops have become the lazy man's choice of footwear.

Here in Chicago, you'll also see men with $200 jeans wearing $50 flip flops out for the night.

As a 20-something male, I don't like to wear them to anyplace other than the beach. I hated seeing them all over college (ever been in an un-air conditioned classroom on a 85 degree day that smells like feet?), I detest seeing them on casual days at work, and to places such as restaurants and bars (especially upscale ones).

If the "bro" look is in for guys, then I'm out of it.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Retirementland
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Where's the "I don't care" option? :/
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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Just another thread by women who are telling men what they shouldn't wear. Funny because women get to wear whatever they want.

BTW, I could care less who wears flip flops. I sure don't.
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I don't care if they wear flip flops as long as their feet are clean and their toe nails neat and short and their heels not cracked and grody, same for women.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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I think flip flops on young men is a current fashion trend that will probably die out eventually. It's popular with college students, since flip-flops have become the lazy man's choice of footwear.

Here in Chicago, you'll also see men with $200 jeans wearing $50 flip flops out for the night.

As a 20-something male, I don't like to wear them to anyplace other than the beach. I hated seeing them all over college (ever been in an un-air conditioned classroom on a 85 degree day that smells like feet?), I detest seeing them on casual days at work, and to places such as restaurants and bars (especially upscale ones).

If the "bro" look is in for guys, then I'm out of it.
Hate the things (flip-flops). But they're fine for the beach.

I'm a kinda formal person (throwback from the 50's, but wasn't even around in the 50's ), kinda casual/dressy (high heel sandals as opposed to flats or flip-flops).

Yes, I've smelled feet in class - and these were from a guy with his GYM SHOES on!
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I guess their okay but some look better than others
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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I'm a middle-aged man and in the summer, I wear flip-flops as often as possible. I don't wear them in inappropriate places, or when dangerous to do so, such as mowing the yard or using power saws for home repair. Other than that, I stow the tennis shoes and dress shoes. I'm not in high school anymore so I don't ask the fashion police's opinions.

As far as hygiene goes, damp sweaty socks are more detrimental to feet than sandals or flip-flops. My feet tend to be dry sometimes, but I get the fungal problems in winter when it's too cold for flip flops. Sorry if I violate some people's fashion sense by wearing them. If you see me in summer in the restaurant or grocery store in them, you are free to ignore me, snicker, and/or turn up your nose. It's your constitutional right.

Yes, those are my flip-flop and sandal clad feet and lower bare legs for what it's worth. Can't please everybody. Have a nice day.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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I noticed in the "I love it when guys wear" thread that there were some posts knocking guys who wear flip flops. Over the past few summers the shoes have been pretty popular amongst the 20/30 something crowd. I've had a few female friends in the past try to convince me to wear them although I never had the courage to go through with it lol. They seem comfortable but then I think about the image that I would projecting and would feel kinda awkward wearing them.

What do you ladies think? Let's assume that the guy keeps his feet clean and looking halfway presentable. Do you like to see him wearing flip flops with shorts or not?
No. On a man they seem kind of effeminate, to me. Sandals are okay, but wear something more substantial, like huraches.
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I think flip flops on young men is a current fashion trend that will probably die out eventually. It's popular with college students, since flip-flops have become the lazy man's choice of footwear.

Here in Chicago, you'll also see men with $200 jeans wearing $50 flip flops out for the night.

As a 20-something male, I don't like to wear them to anyplace other than the beach. I hated seeing them all over college (ever been in an un-air conditioned classroom on a 85 degree day that smells like feet?), I detest seeing them on casual days at work, and to places such as restaurants and bars (especially upscale ones).

If the "bro" look is in for guys, then I'm out of it.
I'm surprised to hear the room smelled of feet because of the guys wearing flip flops. I thought that smell only came from the feet being trapped inside damp and sweaty shoes for a period of time.

I have one pair of flip flops and I wear them only to the beach. I don't find them comfortable to walk in. I have sandals and I don't even like them all that much. But they're better than flip flops. I think flip flops look foolish with long pants.
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